The theme of this research paper is Block Chain technologies. For this assignment, you must

research the theme with a focus on potential business applications of it (including yet beyond

Fintech). You must research current trends and summarize your research as a report. The

general structure of the report is as follows:

1. An introductory section about the current hype surrounding block chain technologies,

providing context for your report;

2. A description of select applications of Blockchain to finance  (minimum 3 example ).

3. The challenges for such applications to become widespread and beneficial to


4. A conclusion section (with your takeaway from the discussion).


To write the report you will need to cover at least the following:

1. Your report must adhere to APA formatting;

2. You must research at least 5 recent (i.e., less than 5 years) peer-reviewed articles.

Exceptionally, highly regarded industry sources (e.g., IBM, Oracle, SAP, McKinsey,

Accenture, Deloitte, Capgemini) will be accepted;

3. Other than APA formatting, the structure for the paper is not fixed, as long as there is

a logical flow of ideas. The length of the paper 6-10 pages .